2016 | Politics

11 Percent of Montgomery County Voters Cast Ballots Early

Officials say Sunday's turnout totaled 14,255

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Election signs near the Executive Office Building in Rockville.

Douglas Tallman

With early voting ending Thursday, Montgomery County residents are continuing to head to the polls before the Nov. 8 general election. As of Sunday evening, 72,173 registered voters—11 percent of the county’s total—had cast ballots in the 2016 election.

According to county Board of Election data, the turnout Sunday was 14,255. The board reported this breakdown by early voting center:

Mid-County Community Recreation Center, Silver Spring, 747;

Executive Office Building, Rockville, 1,328;

Germantown Community Recreation Center, 1,554;

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, Burtonsville, 1,100;

Silver Spring Civic Building, 2,150;

Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, 1,677;

Damascus Community Recreation Center, 493;

Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 1,617;

Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1,513; and

Potomac Community Recreation Center, 2,076.

Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Thursday.

Voters can find directions to each of the early voting centers by checking the county’s online tool, which can be found here.

Anyone who casts a ballot at an early voting center cannot vote on Election Day.

Qualified residents who missed the Oct. 18 registration deadline can still register and vote the same day at any of the early voting sites. Residents must bring a Maryland driver's license, identification card, learner’s permit or other proof of residency.

To avoid lines, any voter can vote by mail. An absentee ballot request form can be found here. It must be sent to the Board of Elections by Tuesday in order to have a ballot mailed, or by Friday if the ballot is to be delivered electronically.